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National Expert to Provide Keynote on Social Justice and Health Equity

ttg4Dr. Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, CPH associate dean for health equity and community engagement at the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida, is the keynote speaker at the S.C. Obesity Summit on October 24. During his keynote speech, Social Justice and the Pathway to Health Equity, Dr. Troutman will address the social determinants of health, health equity, and achieving health equity through sustainable change.

According to his biography, Dr. Troutman identifies himself through his commitment to social justice, human rights, community activism, health equity and national and global health. His life’s work has been a testimony to this fact. Dr. Troutman has over 40 years of dedication through action to the principles of universal freedoms and the elimination of racism, injustice and oppression. His unique educational background has been a major factor in this quest.

Education
Dr. Troutman has an MD from New Jersey Medical School, a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University, Masters in Black Studies from the State University of New York in Albany, and board certification from the National Board of Public Health Examiners. He is a residency-trained family physician, graduating from residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. His career has included clinical emergency medicine, hospital administration, academics and public health practice. He served as an Associate Professor in the University of Louisville’s School of Public Health and Information Sciences while directing the Metro Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness.

Worldwide Experience
His experience includes special consultancies with the World Health Organization in Thailand and Japan, health assessment missions in Angola, Jamaica and Zaire and training in India and Austria. His commitment to Justice has evolved into his nationally recognized efforts to create health equity and the supremacy of the social determinants of health, the founding of the first Center for Health Equity at a local health department and the creation of the Mayors Healthy Hometown Movement. He is also credited with the passage of one of the strongest anti-smoking ordinances in the country.

National Reputation
He is featured in the nationally televised PBS series; Unnatural Causes; Is Inequality Making Us Sick? Dr. Troutman serves as member or past member of the National Board of Public Health Examiners, the Academy for Health Equity, the Health and Human Services Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Health Promotion Disease Prevention Healthy People 2020, the Health and Human Services Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality, the Board of Directors of Public Health Law and Policy, the Executive Board of the American Public Health Association the African American Heritage Center and the National Association of County and City Health Officers. Dr. Troutman is a past president of the American Public Health Association.

Reserve your seat today by registering for the S.C. Obesity Summit.